Dire Fakes
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Dire Fakes, a tribute to the music of Dire Straits.

Formed in 2002 Dire Fakes have put together a selection of the most popular Dire Straits tracks, such as

Calling Elvis
Walk Of Life
Heavy Fuel
Romeo And Juliet
The Bug
Private Investigations
Lady Writer
Twisting By The Pool
Tunnel Of Love
Local Hero
Once Upon A Time In The West
Why Worry
Down To The Waterline
Brothers In Arms
Money For Nothing
So Far Away From Me
Sultans Of Swing

and many more.

The band is a 5 piece with sound tech at this present time, featuring -

Alan Garnett – Lead Guitar / Vocals
Mick Massey
– Rhythm Guitar / B Vocals
Jon Smith
– Bass Guitar / B Vocals
Gerry Durrant
– Keyboards / B Vocals
Paul Bringloe
– Drums & percussion

Dire Fakes have studied past live concert video footage to capture the sounds of Dire Straits, as these tracks are longer with more arrangements and dynamics. To recreate this, Alan uses 6 guitars and 3 amps that take center stage, these add the sound variation required to perform the songs as intended, even clothing has been hand made to add to the visual effect.